Source: Bishop Barron via YouTube.com Friends, on Palm Sunday, the culminating point of Lent, the Church reads from one of the great Passion narratives from the synoptic Gospels. But I want to look at the second reading today—a passage from the second chapter of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, the […]
Source: Nathaniel Peters via thepublicdiscourse.com Originally appeared in The Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton NJ, and is reprinted with permission For the most significant choices of our lives, we only learn what the decision entails after we make it. This creates something of a dilemma. We […]
Source: CSLewisDoodle via YouTube.com BBC Talk 24A, Mere Christianity, Bk. 4, Chapter 9. “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to re-build that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He’s doing. He’s getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: […]
Source: John F. Doherty via thepublicdiscourse.com. Printed with permission.Originally appeared in The Public Discourse, the journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton NJ. Reason cannot become right reason unless the will is in love with the Truth; intellectual formation requires moral formation. And yet, as my previous essay argued, the […]
Source: Discovery Science via youtube.com Historian of science Michael Keas critiques the idea of “scientism,” the claim that only science (not religion) is reasonable. He explains how this idea is based on fake stories about Christianity being at war with science in history. According to Keas, scientism also ignores evidence […]
When we use our reason to try to understand something, we are assuming, from the outset, that the thing we are investigating can be understood by reason because it is reasonable and that it will reveal itself in a rational way, that behind the mystery of the thing, there is order and governance that can be discerned.
Both atheists and theists alike, on the question of God’s existence, like to portray their position as the more rational one. Atheists will say, prove it to me. You’re making extraordinary claims, therefore give me irrefutable evidence such that it would be impossible to deny. This, btw, is a standard of proof far in excess of anything science has ever had to demonstrate.
Source: Brian Holdsworth via YouTube Music written and generously provided by Paul Jernberg. Find out more about his work as a composer here: http://pauljernberg.com Spanish translations by Vélez Translations, http://www.veleztranslations.com Every human society that we have records for, every civilization, has nurtured some moral code of behaviour. And in many […]
Source: Channel N – TV via YouTube This video recounts some of Steve Jobs’ reflections on life having reached the end of his. It recounts how he saw his career, business, wealth, family, life and relationships with greater clarity. The voice-over may not be the best, but the more important […]
Jesus says that “Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him” (Jn 5:23-24). Yet the Catechism of the Catholic Church says that Muslims, who deny the Incarnation, still “adore the one, merciful God” (CCC 841). How can this be so? Tim Staples explains why there’s not a contradiction here.
Friends, in a universe governed by God’s providence, there is no such thing as “dumb luck” or coincidence. Therefore, his election and his choosing is not arbitrary or exclusive. Rather, when God invites his people to mission, he is not calling them for their own sakes, but for the sake of the whole world.
Why does mathematics work? Think about it… Mathematical entities like numbers, sets, and equations are non-physical and abstract. They can’t cause anything. Yet, for some reason, the physical universe operates…mathematically.